Awesome Places That Closed Down In London, In 2018
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Awesome Places That Closed Down In London, In 2018

While December often sees us remember everyone we’ve lost over the past 12 months, here we pay tribute to the cafes, shops, murals and pubs that have bitten the dust. They will be sorely missed. Gaby’s Deli Let us begin controversially, by saying their salt beef wasn’t a patch on Brick Lane’s. Still Gaby’s Deli was well-deserved of the moniker ‘institution’ — a late-night sanctuary for greasepaint-smeared luvvies to explain why their version of Lear’s monologue was the best, since 1965. These Toast of London-esque West End haunts are growing few and far between. No more swan songs like this in 2019, please. Arthur’s Cafe Image: Shutterstock A doubly sad story, this one. Arthur Woodham — the proprietor of Dalston’s much-loved fry-up spot Arthur’s Cafe — died back in January. His will stipulated that the cafe must be sold on following his death , a blow to his grandson, Jamie Woodham. Still the young Woodham has vowed to return with another cafe in the area. Stik’s Big Mother mural Chances are, if you struck out far enough west on the District or Piccadilly lines, you’ll have clocked graffiti artist Stik’s Big Mother mural . Indeed, the stark-yet-touching mother and […]

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